Catholic Priest Beaten and Arrested Amid Protests in Cuba

Catholic Priest Beaten and Arrested Amid Protests in Cuba

CNA—Father Castor Álvarez was beaten and arrested in Camagüey while he was defending young protesters amid protests of Cuba’s communist government on Sunday. Protests took place across the island July 11. According to information confirmed by CNA’s sister agency, ACI Prensa, the priest is being held at the Montecarlo police station in Camagüey, accused of…

In midst of unprecedented protests in Cuba, Christian Movement calls for free elections

In midst of unprecedented protests in Cuba, Christian Movement calls for free elections

CNA—On Sunday, July 11th, the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) called on Cubans to continue to pressure Cuban communist authorities to open general elections after thousands of people took the streets of major local cities to protest the unprecedented scarcity of essentials and the death rate produced by COVID-19. After months of food and medicine shortages…

Cuban-American bishops state solidarity with Cuba protests

Cuban-American bishops state solidarity with Cuba protests

CNA—July 14, 2021—Four Cuban-American bishops issued a statement Tuesday indicating their support for Cubans seeking recognition of their human rights, following protest’s of the island’s communist government. “We, Cuban-American bishops, join in solidarity with the Cuban people in their quest for responses to their human rights and needs.  We are deeply troubled by the aggressive…

Catholic Business Leaders in Hong Kong, China: Absolute Inspiration!

Catholic Business Leaders in Hong Kong, China: Absolute Inspiration!

Catholics make up only 12% of the population in Hong Kong. Yet these 12% are making a big difference for the sake of the greater good in the once free and thriving city, now oppressed by Communist China’s rule. You may not know their names or faces, but among this 12%, there are countless Catholic…

Catholic groups criticize abortion report backed by European Parliament

Catholic groups criticize abortion report backed by European Parliament

CNA, Rome—An international alliance of Catholic groups has criticized a report adopted by the European Parliament asserting that abortion is a “human right.” In a joint statement issued ahead of last month’s vote, 14 organizations said that they stood united in the defense of human life from conception until natural death. “Abortion eliminates an innocent…

July 1: Feast of Saint Junipero Serra, brief overview

July 1: Feast of Saint Junipero Serra, brief overview

Between 1769 – 1823, the Franciscan friars built a total of 21 missions stretching for 700 miles between San Diego and Sonoma, Calif., most of them thanks to the extraordinary charity and leadership of Saint Junipero Serra. Father Junipero Serra brought Christ to the Indians of California and also protection. He did not want the…

Canadian police investigate two more ‘suspicious’ fires at Catholic churches

Canadian police investigate two more ‘suspicious’ fires at Catholic churches

CNA—The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are investigating two more fires at Catholic churches in Canada as “suspicious,” after four churches on tribal lands burned down within one week.  At 3 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, firefighters responded to a fire at St. Jean Baptiste Parish in the town of Morinville, Alberta. The church was…

Top Chinese counterintelligence official defected to US, provided intel on Wuhan lab and China’s bioweapons programs: Reports

Top Chinese counterintelligence official defected to US, provided intel on Wuhan lab and China’s bioweapons programs: Reports

In this breaking news story—revealing what took place in February of this year—we anticipate gleaning new facts about COVID-19, the Wuhan lab and China’s bioweapons programs, not from just anybody, but from a Chinese Insider — a Top communist Chinese intel officer—who defected to the U.S. The truth ultimately wins out … every time.  Even…

Beware Your Habits!  Biden, G7 Leaders: Abortion, Abortion, Abortion — and WE pay for it!

Beware Your Habits! Biden, G7 Leaders: Abortion, Abortion, Abortion — and WE pay for it!

According to reports in mainstream media, Lifesite News and elsewhere, G7 leaders—including ‘Catholic’ president Biden—adopted an agreement promoting the ongoing relentless killing of unborn babies through choosing to support and foster abortion worldwide. These G7 leaders—including ‘Catholic’ President Biden—agreed to support abortion as part of “sexual and reproductive health and rights,” and to advance “gender…

Cardinal George Pell: Australian media fined A$1.1m over trial reports

Cardinal George Pell: Australian media fined A$1.1m over trial reports

BBC—A court has fined 12 Australian media groups a total of A$1.1m (£600,000; $840,000) for their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s now-overturned conviction in a sexual abuse case. The outlets admitted to breaching a legal order in 2018, which banned them from reporting the verdict at the time. A judge rejected arguments that their news…

“Your bishop wants to kill you!” : Willingly working in one of the most dangerous places in the world, One Priest Inspires Beyond Words

“Your bishop wants to kill you!” : Willingly working in one of the most dangerous places in the world, One Priest Inspires Beyond Words

“Your bishop wants to kill you” When priest friends of Fr. Innocent Sunu learned of the newly ordained priest’s first parish assignment in Madagali, Nigeria, they warned the new priest that his bishop was trying to kill him. But Fr. Innocent Sunu saw it differently. In fact this young priest waived his right to refuse…

Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

CNA—A true culture of caring protects the sick, the vulnerable, and the elderly, said one English Catholic bishop in response to a proposal to legalize assisted suicide in the United Kingdom. “The culture built on the commandment ‘You shall not kill’ has protected the most vulnerable, led to the development of the finest end of…

Uyghur journalist: “The Chinese government sees any religion as a threat to its rule” including Catholics

Uyghur journalist: “The Chinese government sees any religion as a threat to its rule” including Catholics

CNA—For Gulchehra Hoja, the Chinese government’s systematic repression of Uyghur Muslims is personal: her mother, father, brother, and more than 20 relatives are detained in “reeducation camps” in Xinjiang. “Last week, I learned that one of my relatives … had died in Chinese prison. His body has not been returned to his family,” Hoja said…

Revered Icon of Our Lady unscathed after Belarus church fire

Revered Icon of Our Lady unscathed after Belarus church fire

CNA—A Marian icon revered by Catholics in Belarus was recovered undamaged on Tuesday following a fire at a church in the village where it has been venerated for centuries. The icon of Our Lady of Budslau was found unscathed on the morning of May 11 amid the blaze at the Church of the Assumption of…

Ireland: New Law Makes it a Crime to Celebrate or Attend Public Mass

Ireland: New Law Makes it a Crime to Celebrate or Attend Public Mass

CNS—The head of the Irish bishops’ conference said the government’s move to criminalize attendance at Mass as part of COVID-19 regulations was a “potential infringement of religious freedom and of constitutional rights.” “The precise provisions are unclear and at first reading appear to be draconian, going further than the restrictions we have been cooperating with…

Tehran’s new Catholic archbishop is ordained: ‘Offer the light of the Gospel’

Tehran’s new Catholic archbishop is ordained: ‘Offer the light of the Gospel’

CNA—A Franciscan friar was ordained archbishop of Tehran-Isfahan this week and commissioned to “offer the light of the Gospel” in Iran. Archbishop Dominique Mathieu, 57, was consecrated in Rome in the Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles on Feb. 16, the feast of St. Maruthas, the fourth-century bishop and patron saint of Iran. Cardinal Leonardo…

Full Text: Pope Francis’ In-flight Press Conference after Historic Papal Visit to Iraq

Full Text: Pope Francis’ In-flight Press Conference after Historic Papal Visit to Iraq

Below is the full text of the inflight interview between Pope Francis and news media en route from from the Holy Father’s historic visit to Irac Baghdad, Iraq, to Rome, Italy that took place March 8, 2021, provided courtesy of CNA: Pope Francis: First of all, thank you for your work, your company, your fatigue.…

Irish Supreme Court: Hospital may withhold treatment of child against parents’ wishes

Irish Supreme Court: Hospital may withhold treatment of child against parents’ wishes

CNA—The Supreme Court of Ireland ruled Friday that a hospital may withhold medical treatment contrary to the wishes of the parents of a child with severe injuries. “The withholding of treatment to a child does not necessarily require parental consent to be lawful if it based on a properly made decision as to the best…

More than 267 Chinese Apps Banned in India due to security danger

More than 267 Chinese Apps Banned in India due to security danger

News conglomerates may ignore reporting, or rolls their collective eyes at President Trump’s January 5 2021 Executive Order banning eight more apps and software with ties to the communist Chinese government, citing severe security risks, but for perspective keep in mind that India has banned no less than 267 Chinese apps! See List of Chinese…